What breed are these?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by jbrokaw32, Jul 31, 2013.

  1. jbrokaw32

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    Hello! New to the backyard chicken world. Something I have wanted to do for a while now and really excited. I live in McKinney Texas and recently purchased 2 pullets. Problem is I cant remember what breed she said they were and I don't have her number anymore. I remember her saying they were pretty close to purebred but couldn't prove it. Anyway, we love them and we are happy so doesn't matter. Problem is I would like to know what breed they are and get some history on them. They are black, green/purple tint in the sunlight. Thought they would be Australorps but they are getting fuzzy cheeks. Feet are a deep charcoal grey. Any suggestions ??
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  2. MidNight Wings

    MidNight Wings Out Of The Brooder

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    They look like EE X Jersey Giant to me.
    But there's a lot they could be.

    Do they have fluffy feat?
     
  3. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Agree they look like EE/Ameraucana/Araucana X, but boy those faces are dark colored.
     
  4. Whittni

    Whittni Overrun With Chickens

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    x2^ Do they have fuzzy feet, they look like Easter Egger crosses.
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Are they laying?

    The puffy cheeks (called muffs or beards) indicate some Easter egger or Ameraucana, but they don't have the pea combs that usually go with laying colored eggs. It's still possible to get blue or green eggs, just not highly likely. They're probably Easter eggers mixed with maybe Australorps, something like that. Regardless, they look like nice layers and if you're happy with them, that's good enough! I've been raising chickens for 20 years and hatched out a dozen mixed breed chicks this year, cause I just like the mixes!
     
  6. jbrokaw32

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    Feet are not furry at all
     
  7. jbrokaw32

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    No eggs as of yet. They should be about 5-6 months old and in their new home about a month. How much longer until I see eggs?
     
  8. jbrokaw32

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    no eggs yet. They should be about 5-6 months old. How much longer until the eggs come ?!?!?!
     
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    No furry feet at all
     
  10. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Should have asked how big they are, are they bantams or standards?
     

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